• Mar17

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    This invitation, and post in general, is very near and dear to me. Not only is it special because it’s a celebration for an upcoming baby, it happens to be a celebration and invitation for MY upcoming baby. I’m very excited to share it with you! Baby girl will be here any day now, and I will be taking a little time off to get to know my new little one and be with my family. I’ll be returning to work starting in May so not to fear! I will be back. In the meantime, let me share with you the details for our celebration!


    It all started with a color palette, which I struggled with! I didn’t want your typically “it’s a girl!” color scheme, but rather something fun that still made you think “girl”. I finally settled on muted soft pink, peach, fuchsia and hints of gold. Love this color scheme. After I determined the color, it was time for the invitation. Being an invitation designer, I knew exactly what I wanted for my little girl, and I came up with the following.



    The invitation itself was mailed in a beautiful hand made envelope with custom die cut shape and lined in a complimentary pattern to the rest of the suite. The envelope was finished off with lovely white calligraphy for the mailing addresses.



    The back side of the invitation featured a die cut shape pocket, as well as a detailed laser cut floral design to surround the information card that was housed in the pocket. I really had fun with color on this invitation. I loved the pop of fuchsia on the back, and the soft pink of the flowers that was again echoed on the pocket.


    Another fun detail I loved was the edge painting in gold. I wanted to make sure the party had pops of gold, and the edge painting was the perfect place for it on the invitations.



    The invitations were a big hit, and the perfect opener for the party! Now that you’ve seen the invitation, lets take a look at the celebration!


    We decided on a co-ed party. I’m not partial to baby showers, and my husband and I both wanted to have a celebration together with all of our friends. After all, it’s not all about the mom! Upon arriving to the party, guests were greeted by a walkway of balloons.


    My husband and I personalized each guest’s favor, which made them extra special. We love all our friends and family, and were so thankful they were there to support and celebrate with us!


    The food was delicious, and all lovingly prepared by my mom and mother in law. My husband also had fun BBQing outside, as it was such a nice day, and gave the guys something fun to do!



    We also had the most amazing bread from Mediterra Bakehouse. Not only was it beautiful, but absolutely delicious!!


    The cake, brought up to us from Sweet and Saucy by one of my good friends, was absolutely to die for! Some of our guests commented it was the best cake they had ever eaten!


    I absolutely adore flowers. If I wasn’t an invitation designer, I may just be a floral designer! I love the colors, textures, I could go on and on… At any rate, I ordered the flowers for the party wholesale and arranged them myself, which I thoroughly enjoyed!



    Feeling so blessed to be able to celebrate such a wonderful life event, and I can’t wait to meet baby girl! We’ll see you back here in May. In the meantime, feel free to browse our blog for more inspiration!

    Invitation by Zenadia Design // Party details, flowers, signage and photography by Zenadia Design // Cake by Sweet and Saucy

    Board Credits – Top Row: Samuel Lippke for Details Details, Pinterest, Carla Ten Eyck via SMP, Bottom Row: ZsaZsa Bellagio, Carlie Statsky for Engaged & Inspired via SMP, Samuel Lippke for Details Details

  • Mar3

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    Upon meeting with Marissa and Louis, I was so excited to begin working on their designs! Their color scheme was black and gold with pops of jewel tones, although for their invitation they wanted to keep a classic black and gold color scheme…


    Below is the invitation we created for them. I loved the classic look, and so many of the fun details we were able to incorporate in this suite.


    The back of the invitation featured one of my favorite gold papers, as well as a belly band with custom wax seal to hold all the cards together.



    For their reply card, Marissa and Louis wanted to include an image from their fabulous venue, Four Seasons the Biltmore in Santa Barbara. We decided on a sepia tone to compliment the classic and upscale elegance their invitation had.


    Another fun element in their suite was the custom wedding map we hand drew for them. It included locations that were special to Marissa and Louis, as well as different accommodations for their guests.


    Another favorite part of the suite was the custom monogram we designed for them, which was showcased on the wax seal on the back side of the invitation.

    Invitation design by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Cake, Splenderosa via Jet Fete, The Graphic Exchange via Jet Fete, Bottom Row: The Decorista via Jet Fete, Stone House Tile, Sofiaz Choice

  • Feb10

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    I’ve been wanting to share this invitation for quite some time, as it was one of my favorites from last year! Mandi and Dan’s wedding was all about understated elegance, a touch of bling though not over the top, and a classic and glamorous color scheme of whites, creams and gold…


    Since Mandi and Dan are both actors, their wedding was to have a slight Hollywood glamour style, although not in any way themed. After compiling some inspiration, I set to work designing. We started with save the dates, which were fun and unique and featured a great picture of Mandi and Dan by Ashleigh Taylor Photography.


    We decided to play into the old Hollywood style via the type design, so as not to overpower with the “theme”. I loved this, as I’m a huge fan of fonts and type design!


    Next was the invitation, which kept along the same style, adding some unique elements and a little sparkle.



    There were so many things I loved about this suite. For one thing, the amazing gold foil stamp on the main invitation with hand applied swarovski crystals.


    I also loved the cover of the pocket folder we designed. All laser cut, it really was stunning!





    All the additional cards were housed neatly in the pocket folder, creating a nice clean look. A definite favorite of mine, and perfect for a winter or glamorous summer celebration!

    Invitation design by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: ZsaZsa Bellagio, Love My Dress, Tim Otto Photography for Karen Tran Florals, Bottom Row: Emily Blake Photography for Green Leaf Designs, House of Golden, Jenny Packham

  • Jan27

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    Jenna and Bobby’s wedding celebration was all about family, classic style, and whimsical details. After chatting with Jenna about the look and overall feel for her wedding day, I was so excited with tons of ideas swarming around in my head. With a color palette of navy, charcoal and pops of red, I set to work creating their wedding day papers…


    For their invitations, we designed a navy blue velvet pocket folder that housed the invitation, as well as the weekend events. The texture on this folder was incredible, and gave the invitations a very cozy and elegant feel.



    Jenna and Bobby’s weekend events book included so many fun and whimsical details. I loved the little snowman with “let it snow!” written on the inside front cover.



    The cover for their weekend events book included a hand drawn sketch of the Minaret Mountains in Mammoth, where the wedding festivities were to take place.



    I also loved the monogram we designed for Jenna and Bobby. Whimsical and classic details, perfect for a winter wedding celebration!


    Each invitation was hand delivered to Jenna and Bobby’s family, which I loved. How much more personal to get a hand delivered invitation! The invitations were housed in beautiful navy blue boxes with belly bands stating each guest’s name, with beautiful charcoal calligraphy by Jenny of Moira Ink.


    Invitation by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Simply Bloom Photography via Style Me Pretty, Double Take Photography, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bottom Row: Jason Durnin, source unknown, Adam Barnes via Southern Weddings

  • Jan6

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    2013 was the year of muted colors and soft tones, and Kara and Chris’s wedding was no exception. For their rustic, elegant outdoor celebration, Kara and Chris chose a palette of whites, pinks and peaches, with accents of truffle and silver…


    Their wedding was to be an elegant outdoor affair, complete with chandeliers, rough wood and lush florals. With that in mind, we set to work creating an invitation that was formal and elegant with simple, classic details.


    Kara and Chris wanted to have a little more fun with their save the date. We designed a whimsical die cut save the date, with the back to look like an old postcard.



    Tip: While postcards are less costly to mail than an envelope, they do get quite banged up in the mail, arriving to your guests a little worse for the wear. Postcards also allow any and all to see your information as it goes through the mail system. Opt for an envelope to ensure your save the date arrives in pristine condition!


    I loved the end result of their save the date! It was playful, fun, and gave guests a little idea of what to expect for the wedding celebration and the next piece to come…the invitation!


    Kara and Chris’s invitations were letterpress printed in one color, and edge painted in silver which added a great accent and elegant touch to the suite. We used a wide, soft pink silk ribbon to tie the whole suite together which really made an impression!


    We also designed a custom wedding monogram for Kara and Chris that embodied the classic and elegant look they wanted for their entire wedding day.


    Invitation and Save The Date by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Elizabeth Messina for Sharon Sacks, Zsa Zsa BellagioErin Hearts Court with florals by Bash, Please, Bottom Row: Adam Barnes via Snippet and Ink, KT Merry, The Perfect Palette

  • Dec9

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    Earlier this year we participated in a fun photo shoot that was total garden charm. I will be sharing the shoot a little later this week, but wanted to give you a peek at the invitation we designed first. The inspiration for this shoot was totally botanical, in all shades of green…


    And here is what I came up with for the invitation.


    I knew I wanted to incorporate texture, so I used a beautiful emerald silk with cream lace overlay for the main portion of the invitation.


    Since this was garden themed, garden elements played a big roll in the design aspect. I thought incorporating garden inspired love quotes into each piece would make it fun and personal.



    I loved all the little garden elements! The honeybee and watering can are my favorites.




    Stay tuned for the full shoot next week. You won’t want to miss it!

    Invitation by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: AMBphoto via WedLuxe, Bijou and Boheme, Coordinately Yours Bottom Row: This is Glamorous, Bryan Johnson via Southern Weddings, Snippet and Ink

  • Dec2

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    As soon as I met with Kathleen and Caden, I knew we were going to have a blast working together. Their style was right up my alley, not to mention their color scheme, which I completely fell in love with. Jewel tones, with black and gold accents…


    For their invitation, they wanted something glamorous with an Art Deco feeling. Inspired by The Great Gatsby, I set to work designing for them, and here is what we came up with.


    The main invitation was gold foil stamped on black paper, and backed in a classy gold paper that I absolutely love.


    Accents of pink could be found in their mailing envelope and website card, which was a fun pop to an otherwise monochromatic invitation.




    Their reply card was backed in a vintage picture, playing into the vintage aspect of the Deco design a little bit.


    I absolutely loved all the patterns we used on this invitation. Combined with the colors, it was a fun invitation that gave guests a glimpse into what was going to be a glamorous good time, a la Gatsby.



    Invitation by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Ceremony Blog, Amanda Atkins In a Canary Forest, Pinterest, Bottom Row: Jet Fete, Cake by CakeGirl shot by Cassandra Castaneda Photography via Belle the MagazineJet Fete

  • Nov18

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    For their destination wedding in Mexico, Rebecca and Adam chose a color palette of beautiful muted sorbet tones. With an upscale beach feel, they wanted to incorporate the rustic charm of Mexico, as well as textures you would find at the beach.


    Our final invitation for them was a beautiful linen pocket folder, complete with bamboo fiber paper for that hint of beach charm, as well as design elements reminiscent of Mexico. Since the wedding was a black tie optional affair, we wanted to be sure and keep the overall suite formal looking, while still keeping within the casual rustic charm of Mexico.




    The bamboo fiber paper was introduced in the belly band on the front of the invitation, a little sneak peek at what was to come on the inside.


    Each card, including the invitation, was printed in a different sorbet toned color.




    Invitation by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Photo by Ashlee Raubach floral by Twig and Twine via SMP, Elizabeth Messina for Lisa Vorce, Where the Sidewalk Begins Bottom Row: Elizabeth Messina via Burnett’s BoardsLove is a Big Deal Photograhy via SMP, Baker’s Royale

  • Nov11

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    With a love for wine, and a wedding venue in Northern California wine country, Rachel and Matt wanted an invitation that reflected their wedding colors, setting, and them as a couple. With soft muted tones of pinks and peaches and a grounding color of a soft grey, I set to work creating their perfect invitation suite…


    Rachel and Matt had seen an invitation on my blog that they really liked that included cork paper, so I knew that was a must for their invitation. Using cork, and a classic vineyard style, we came up with an elegant pocket folder with custom details throughout.


    The belly band holding Rachel and Matt’s invitation closed was made from cork paper with a custom monogram seal.


    I loved the hand drawn vineyard scene we did for Rachel and Matt’s invitation.



    The wedding was a weekend long event, filled with all sorts of fun activities like wine tasting, Bocce Ball and Golf.



    Invitation by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Pinterest, Rylee Hitchner with florals by Abany Bauer via Once Wed, She Walks in Beauty Bottom Row: Cake by Sweet & Saucy design by Lisa Vorce with Flowerwild photo by Jose Villa, Elizabeth Messina for Alexandra K, Erin Hearts Court with florals by Bash, Please via SMP.

  • Oct28

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    For their summer time wedding, Michele wanted to have a wedding that mixed the old and the new, creating a bit of a garden style with the colors of purples and greens…


    When I met with Michele to review my portfolio with her, she found an invitation I had previously done and fell completely in love with it. Using this piece as inspiration, we designed an invitation for Michele and Rich that was a completely custom creation, with Michele’s own personal spin on it.


    With Michele being a fashion designer (she designed her own wedding dress which is a STUNNER!), I knew texture was important, and Michele was a huge fan of the embossed paper with the floral details, so we made sure that played a big part in her invitation design. Using her color scheme, and Jenn and Bryan’s invitation as inspiration, we set to work creating the perfect invitation for Michele and Rich’s black tie affair.





    A detail shot of the embossing, as well as the boarderless envelope printing for Michele’s mailing envelopes.


    Tip: The envelope is the first thing your guests will see when they open the mailbox. Make it pretty with color, custom stamps, wax seals, pretty printing or calligraphy.

    Michele and Rich were over the moon with their invitations, and I was glad to work with them to create their other wedding day papers as well. Can’t wait to share some peeks from the celebration with you!

    Invitation design by Zenadia Design.

    Board Credits – Top Row: Laura Kleinhenz of Docuvitae via Martha Stewart Weddings, Leila Hafzi dress via Junebug Weddings, Marlin Munoz via Morning Lavender Bottom Row: Project Wedding, Intimate Weddings, Public Image Photography via SMP